TCU Heads to Baton Rouge

Sanna Nuutinen

Sanna Nuutinen

March 21, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's golf team returns to action Friday at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

The three day, 54-hole tournament will be held at the par 72, 6,186-yard University Club course. Live scoring of each round is available at www.Golfstat.com.

This weekend will mark the fifth consecutive year the Horned Frogs have competed at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. TCU won the event the first two years it was played in 1982 and 1983. The Horned Frogs were second in 2010 before finishing 12th the last two seasons.

Ten of the 14 teams in this year's field are ranked in the top 50, including No. 8 Arkansas, No. 17 NC State, No. 19 Georgia, No. 24 Tulane, No. 27 LSU, No. 28 Tennessee, No. 35 Kentucky, No. 40 Florida State, No. 46 Wake Forest and No. 49 Ole Miss. The Horned Frogs are 58th.

TCU's lineup for the LSU Tiger Golf Classic is Alexandra Bonetti, Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, Maria Maymon, Sanna Nuutinen and April McCoy.

Bonetti, the lone Horned Frog to play in all seven tournaments this season, has been TCU's top finisher in the last two events. The top-two results of her career have come in this spring's opening three tournaments. The sophomore from Paris, France, tied for 12th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic before tying for ninth at the Central District Invitational.

Bonetti is second on TCU with a career-low 75.9 stroke average.

Nuutinen, the highest ranked TCU individual at No. 159 nationally, has a team-best 75.3 stroke average. She tops the Horned Frogs with three top-20 results this season, including two in the top 10.

A junior from Helsinki, Finland, Nuutinen was TCU's top finisher at last year's LSU Tiger Golf Classic, tying for 32nd with a 232. Bonetti and McCoy also played in last year's event in Baton Rouge.

McCoy has TCU's lone individual title this season, rallying from a two stroke final-round deficit to take medalist honors at October's Windy City Collegiate Classic. She has a 76.7 stroke average.

Maxoutopoulis joined the Horned Frogs this spring after transferring from Rutgers, where she was an All-Big East selection. The Pleasanton, Calif., native has a 76.6 mark in her three tournaments for TCU, improving her finish in each event.

Maymon, a freshman from Huixquilucan, Mexico, has a 76.9 stroke average while playing in five of seven tournaments.

 

 


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